Reporting Vietnam

Just prior to a discussion of a possible troop withdrawal from Vietnam, Kennedy and his advisers discuss media coverage of the war in Southeast Asia. The group is particularly concerned about New York Times reporter David Halberstam and UPI correspondent Neil Sheehan. According to Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, the two were "allowing an idealistic philosophy to color all their writing."

Date: 
Oct 02, 1963
Time: 
10:00
Participants: 
John Kennedy, National Security Aides
Conversation Number: 
114/A49